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Waiting times for surgery

Elective surgery waiting times: by specialty of surgeon

Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list. This section shows data on waiting times for elective surgery at this hospital. This is the number of days within which half of the patients (50%) were admitted for their elective surgery, from their date of placement on the waiting list. Data are presented by the area of clinical expertise held by the doctor performing the elective surgery (specialty of surgeon).

It was not possible to calculate comparable surgical specialty peer group data for 2016–17 or 2017–18.

This focuses on treating diseases and problems affecting the ears, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose, and throat surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons was 62 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 94 62 days Not peered
2016–17 83 77 days Not peered
2015–16 112 77 days 60 days
2014–15 95 83 days 56 days
2013–14 127 101 days 71 days
2012–13 145 87 days 79 days
2011–12 124 107 days 68 days

Surgery by ear, nose and throat surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 94 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 83 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 112 1.8% 8.9%
2014–15 95 4.2% 9.7%
2013–14 127 8.7% 10.4%
2012–13 145 7.6% 9.0%
2011–12 124 15.3% 5.6%

Surgery on the eyes is called ophthalmological surgery.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by eye surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons was 311 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 512 311 days Not peered
2016–17 475 291 days Not peered
2015–16 588 307 days 238 days
2014–15 641 309 days 239 days
2013–14 451 217 days 179 days
2012–13 476 309 days 165 days
2011–12 362 285 days 119 days

Surgery by eye surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 2.5% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by eye surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 512 2.5% Not peered
2016–17 475 0.6% Not peered
2015–16 588 2.9% 4.6%
2014–15 641 3.0% 5.1%
2013–14 451 3.3% 4.0%
2012–13 476 4.8% 5.1%
2011–12 362 5.8% 1.4%

General surgery focuses on the organs of the abdomen (such as the stomach, intestines, gall bladder, liver and pancreas), and includes hernia repair and haemorrhoid removal. General surgeons may also treat diseases of the skin and breast.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by general surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by general surgeons was 25 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 790 25 days Not peered
2016–17 782 27 days Not peered
2015–16 681 22 days 31 days
2014–15 746 32 days 30 days
2013–14 713 29 days 31 days
2012–13 775 26 days 29 days
2011–12 756 21 days 30 days

Surgery by general surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by general surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 790 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 782 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 681 0.0% 0.4%
2014–15 746 0.1% 0.3%
2013–14 713 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 775 0.0% 0.3%
2011–12 756 0.0% 0.5%

Gynaecological surgery focuses on the female reproductive organs.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons was 41 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 290 41 days Not peered
2016–17 245 39 days Not peered
2015–16 281 46 days 23 days
2014–15 347 35 days 24 days
2013–14 326 29 days 26 days
2012–13 350 24 days 24 days
2011–12 356 21 days 22 days

Surgery by gynaecological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by gynaecological surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 290 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 245 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 281 0.0% 0.0%
2014–15 347 0.0% 0.1%
2013–14 326 0.0% 0.3%
2012–13 350 0.0% 0.2%
2011–12 356 0.3% 0.1%

Orthopaedic surgery focuses on bones and muscles (the musculoskeletal system). It includes the repair of broken bones and injuries to ligaments and tendons, investigation and repair of damaged joints, and treatment of conditions such as bone and soft tissue tumours, cerebral palsy, back pain and skeletal deformities.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons was 70 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 618 70 days Not peered
2016–17 523 57 days Not peered
2015–16 483 71 days 72 days
2014–15 444 68 days 70 days
2013–14 270 59 days 77 days
2012–13 197 62 days 70 days
2011–12 218 22 days 76 days

Surgery by orthopaedic surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18, 0.0% of patients waited longer than 365 days for elective surgery performed by orthopaedic surgeons at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
2017–18 618 0.0% Not peered
2016–17 523 0.0% Not peered
2015–16 483 0.2% 1.8%
2014–15 444 0.0% 1.2%
2013–14 270 0.0% 1.4%
2012–13 197 0.0% 3.0%
2011–12 218 0.0% 4.4%

Paediatric surgery focusses on children from birth up to 15 years of age.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by paediatric surgeons was 22 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 36 22 days Not peered

Surgery by paediatric surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2017–18 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 36 NP Not peered

Urological surgery focuses on the organs of the urinary system (such as the kidneys and bladder), including the male reproductive system.

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by urological surgeons, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by urological surgeons: median waiting times

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 <5 NP 24 days

NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Surgery by urological surgeons: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In 2015–16 reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2015–16 <5 NP 0.6%

This section shows the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by surgeons of specialties not covered in other sections, and the percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days, at this hospital.

Surgery by other types of surgeon: median waiting times

In 2017–18, the median waiting time for elective surgery performed by all other types of surgeon was 12 days at this hospital.

Year Number of surgeries Median waiting time Peer group median
2017–18 13 12 days Not peered
2016–17 13 12 days Not peered
2015–16 15 17 days 16 days
2014–15 39 36 days 15 days
2013–14 17 22 days 15 days
2012–13 24 26 days 16 days
2011–12 28 24 days 16 days

Surgery by other types of surgeon: percentage of patients who waited longer than 365 days

In all years reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.

Year Number of surgeries Patients who waited more than 365 days for surgery Peer group average
NP Reported data did not meet the criteria to calculate this indicator.
2017–18 13 NP Not peered
2016–17 13 NP Not peered
2015–16 15 NP 0.4%
2014–15 39 NP 0.2%
2013–14 17 NP 0.2%
2012–13 24 NP 1.4%
2011–12 28 NP 0.6%